Tuesday, October 14, 2008

5 Corner: A little bit of Germany in Queens

There aren't a lot of bars where the jukebox is comprised primarily of tuba-driven drinking songs praising beer, but the bar closest to my sister's place in College Point is an anomoly, to say the least. Her neighborhood used to be predominantly German, and this place has been around since 1940. We strolled into "5 Corner" (I guess they don't do plurals in Germany?) for dinner one night and it was just one big ol' blog topic.

The exterior is supposed to remind you of a chalet.

The interior is quite . . . eclectic. I liked the working fireplace and the cuckoo clock in the main dining room. And I have to admit, it's not often you see a taxidermy mount of an actual reindeer (Santa, don't look!) complete with giant Swiss cowbell. And we rung it, it works.

This scene is in the bar, which is full of dark wood and Germanishy decor, and of course, much more taxidermy including a giant boar's head mounted over the jukebox. How appetizing! Fresh kill, anyone? How about some Wiener Schnitzel then? We had Bratwurst and potato pancakes. The food was great here.

Amy had never drunk Jägermeister, which I couldn't believe. So we ordered up some shots and she was hooked. To say I was surprised is an understatement when she exclaimed, "This is delicious!" I blogged extensively on Jäger once before, so I'll spare you the diatribe again. Next she'll be ordering Surfers on Acid.

Surfers on Acid
In a Boston tumbler, shake over ice:
1 part Jäger
1 part Malibu coconut rum
1 part pineapple juice

Pour into a chilled double shot glass, serve straight up.

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